The Government of Enugu State has applauded civil servants in the state for prioritizing work ethics, dedication to work and turning out in large numbers in their respective offices in line with Governor Peter Mbah’s core policies of discipline, responsiveness, accountability, traceability, transparency and optimal performance in the civil and public service.
The government also challenged staff at the various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on high productivity that would help the state to achieve its strategic objectives including moving the state from its current $4.4 billion to $30 billion, and eradication of poverty within the state in the next four to eight years.
Speaking during an inspection tour at the various MDAs, Monday, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Chidiere Onyia, expressed satisfaction with the high rate of compliance to work by civil servants, saying most of the offices visited were able to show, through their numbers, that work had fully resumed on Monday.
Prof. Onyia, who reiterated the governor’s resolve to transform the state, improve on the welfare and well-being of citizens, opined that the state government had already taken some deliberate steps meant at reforming the civil service.
He noted that electricity had been fully restored at the secretariat complex through partnership with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and equipping, re-equipping and fixing of some of the electricity generators which were already working at full capacity.
The SSG, while promising that the state government would continue to do its best to deliver on its mandate, charged both the state and the local government public and civil servants to place premium on efficient service delivery and high productivity in order to justify their remuneration and other emoluments, adding that political office holders must lead by example.